Flash Photography For Beginners – Video Tutorials

Last updated on March 15th, 2020 at 11:55 am

Flash Photography For Beginners – Video Tutorials #1

Part 1 – is basic information about flash and how are working.

In the series, we will cover the details of flash, the compatibility between makers like Canon and Nikon. The power, the use, which is best for you. I will explain everything you need to know about flash.

I hope it will help you discover the world of photographic lighting, which will open up so many doors into a new world of creative photography.

Flash Photography For Beginners

Auto Flash

In this mode, the camera will recognize when the flash is needed and automatically turn the flash on, as well as set the exposure and colour balance. This is ideal for general use but can result in red-eye.

When the flash is dedicated to a particular camera, the exposure and flash output are automatically set, but most cameras have a choice of flash and it is worthwhile exploring them.

Flash Photography For Beginners – Video Tutorials #2

Part 2

We will learn about a hot shoe, cold shoe, warm shoe, flash triggers and other synchronizing devices like cables etc. “Srobes” as they were once called have developed in “strobelite” and “strobelights” depending on the make but they all do one thing and that’s flash, some have high-speed synchronisation some have tilting heads, some still work together others not. All this means a long learning curve to learn everything about flash and flash heads.

Slow Sync

Slow sync, or synchronization, fires the flash whilst using the same shutter speed and aperture as if the flash were not being fired. This is useful at night when a longer exposure is needed to capture the ambient light, while at the same time the flash exposure illuminates the subject.

This option can also be used to freeze a moving subject while leaving movement trails. Second curtain sync is another version of this, where the flash fires just before the end of the exposure. this makes movements look more natural, whit a moving subject being frozen sharply at the front of a movement trail.

Flash Photography For Beginners – Video Tutorials #3

Part 3

This the 3rd lesson should help you decide which flash is right for you. They come in all sizes and powers, so deciding which flash is right can be a daunting one. With “strobelite”, “strobelight” there’s already a confusion, “strobelite”- Nikon type and “strobe light”- Canon type… or is it the other way around 🙂 we also have strobe light which of course a multi flashlight often used in discos.

Flash Photography For Beginners - Video Tutorials

 E-TTL autoflash. ‘E’ is for ‘evaluative’. The flash system shares the light sensors in the viewfinder, which are also used for evaluative metering of the ambient light. As the shutter button is pressed, an ambient light reading is taken. A low power pre-flash is then emitted by the Speedlite.

TTL – flash. The second way to control flash exposure is as an automatically controlled burst of light. This flash output can either be controlled by the flashgun itself (usually called Auto mode), or by the camera in conjunction with the camera’s metering system (usually called TTL flash).


We hope you pick up some helpful tips.

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  1. Tony Brueggemann

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